French omelette

For a fast, nutritious and filling hot breakfast or lunch, a simple omelette is the way to go. For lunch, serve with salad or crusty bread.

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 1
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French omelette
  • 2 eggs
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 15 gram butter
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped herbs, such as parsley, chives, chervil or basil


French omelette
  • 1
    Break eggs into a bowl and beat lightly with a fork to just combine egg whites with yolks. Season and stir in 1 tablespoon water. Melt half the butter in a frying pan on high heat. When foam subsides, pour in eggs. Cook for 5-10 seconds, until just setting underneath. Using a fork, pull egg mixture from outside edge towards centre to let uncooked mixture take its place to cook. Repeat until omelette begins to set all over, but is still quite soft. Scatter with herbs and flip one edge of omelette towards the centre.
  • 2
    Flip over again so omelette is folded into three. Shake onto a heated plate. Melt remaining butter in pan on high heat and pour over omelette. Serve immediately.


If you like, add smoked salmon, asparagus or grated cheese to the omelette before folding.

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